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The Film Society encourages the progressive evolution of film culture and individual lives by celebrating the transformative power of the moving image in all its forms. Through intelligent and innovative programming, it creates singularly vital experiences for audiences of all kinds.

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  • SFIFF58 Call For Entries

    The San Francisco International Film Festival is accepting submissions to SFIFF58 (April 23- May 7, 2015)!

  • Special Presentations

    The Film Society presents numerous special events throughout the year, from film premieres (often with special guests) to screenings with live music, and much more.

  • Calendar

    View all events, deadlines, and screenings.

  • 2014 SF Intl Film Festival

    Held each spring for two weeks, the Film Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country's most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence.

  • Archive

    Past SF Film society films and events.

From our blog

  • Ethiopian Filmmakers Bound for the Bay September 16, 2014

    We at SFFS are thrilled to announce that Ethiopian-American filmmaking team Zeresenay Berhane Mehari and Mehret Mandefro will be in San Francisco October 1–14 for the Film Society’s eighth Artist in...   Read More

  • In Focus: Tom Gilroy on Our Lady of the Snow August 18, 2014

    Foundations that recognize the cultural necessity of supporting an artist’s vision often get the ball rolling and enable you to get started and create the work that you end up providing to your...   Read More

  • 2014 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Finalists August 14, 2014

    Every great film begins its life on the page, and we are excited to be involved in helping great storytellers work through the screenwriting process. Introducing the six finalists for the sixth...   Read More